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#31 Happy Panther

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:52 PM

AVG is a virus.


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Posted 07 July 2011 - 07:54 PM

It's an old desk top that is seriously slow. Probably malware/virus/spyware, etc.


Do you guys know of any cheap or free software that I can download or purchase to help out.

She is about to drive me crazy with it.


Oh in case someone hasn't mentioned it, check how much memory you have. Computers get slow if they get low on memory. Her iTunes might be clogging it up or something...

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:05 PM

ccleaner ftw

#34 Davidson Deac II

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:09 PM

gotta say just because you make her, and you, sound ignorant about computers...

when is the last time a disc cleanup and disc defragment were done? those help a lot, and if she is using the machine heavily they should be done regularly.


This. Before you do any of the malware stuff.

After, I agree with those that said download AVG and perhaps adware as well. They are both free, and will block most malware and viruses. As long as you are not using your pc for business, ie its not critical, that should be sufficient.

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 08:26 PM

Thanks guys.

I am going to get all up on that thing this afternoon.

Good news is, I will be getting a blow job while taking your advice.


If I come over and fix the computer, will she give me a bj?

#36 SCMunnerlyn1

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:11 PM

If I come over and fix the computer, will she give me a bj?


Pick me .. i'll do it for a handy!

Edit: for pantherfan49 .. will fix computer for a handy from whats his faces gf.

Edited by SCMunnerlyn1, 07 July 2011 - 09:19 PM.


#37 pantherfan49

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:12 PM

Pick me .. i'll do it for a handy!


I don't want a bj or a handjob from you.

#38 SCMunnerlyn1

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Posted 07 July 2011 - 09:18 PM

I don't want a bj or a handjob from you.


Well played gordon-bob.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 12:02 AM

This. Before you do any of the malware stuff.

After, I agree with those that said download AVG and perhaps adware as well. They are both free, and will block most malware and viruses. As long as you are not using your pc for business, ie its not critical, that should be sufficient.


if it's an old computer it's nearly guaranteed that it has malware. Malwarebyte's program isn't complicated like Hijack this or anything, he won't mess anything up. Thinking about what the average person uses their computer for when they find it's performance lacking it's usually from the everyday tasks that the hard drive doesn't really involve. The CPU and Memory are probably being pushed to the limit. That's probably from malware.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 07:54 AM

Thanks guys.

Got the thing running, and ccleaner is what really sped the thing up. I did malwarebytes and it actually didn't find anything on the PC.


Oh, and I got the BJ.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:09 AM

FWIW

After having looked into all of the aforementioned products I installed Microsoft Security Essentials on our 40+ corporate laptops and haven't had a problem since.

http://www.microsoft...ls/default.aspx

Its free & reasonably highly rated - well except for the haters who would bitch about it if M$ invented Star Trek like teleporters.

Edited by Inimicus, 08 July 2011 - 08:11 AM.


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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:14 AM

if it's an old computer it's nearly guaranteed that it has malware. Malwarebyte's program isn't complicated like Hijack this or anything, he won't mess anything up. Thinking about what the average person uses their computer for when they find it's performance lacking it's usually from the everyday tasks that the hard drive doesn't really involve. The CPU and Memory are probably being pushed to the limit. That's probably from malware.


Sure, but you don't have to download anything to do the disk clean and defragment. Do that first, then the Malware.

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:26 AM

what are the specs of the PC and what is she using it for?

I would do all the other stuff now, defrag the disk, system update, delete programs and other garbage. Delete the stuff before defragging.

Memory upgrades are cheap and easy. Usually the culprit for the average person. But like I said don't spend too much money on a jalopy.

#44 Nicks To The Colts

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 08:28 AM

FWIW

After having looked into all of the aforementioned products I installed Microsoft Security Essentials on our 40+ corporate laptops and haven't had a problem since.

http://www.microsoft...ls/default.aspx

Its free & reasonably highly rated - well except for the haters who would bitch about it if M$ invented Star Trek like teleporters.


MSE is great. We have the enterprise version running on close to a thousand machines and it's held up well.

Edit: That would be Microsoft Forefront

Edited by london67, 08 July 2011 - 11:06 AM.


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Posted 08 July 2011 - 10:16 AM

combofix

but be careful with it


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